Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.
Driven by our talented workforce, the Security Detection & Automation Operation is the cornerstone of Leidos’ comprehensive suite of fully integrated security detection and automation solutions for aviation, ports and borders, and critical infrastructure customers around the world, with more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries. Leidos is positioned to address emerging and evolving threats through rapid development of innovative solutions for our global customers. Leidos’ SDA Operation, in conjunction with the TSA, also performs on-call, onsite installation servicing of X- Ray Detection Equipment using leading edge technology to ensure the safety of our clients, customer and passengers. The Security Detection and Automation Operation is comprised of four divisions to align with our customers’ missions and needs:
* Hold Baggage
* Ports & Borders
* General Automation
The Leidos Security Detection & Automation (SDA) operation currently has an opening for a Research Scientist. Leidos designs, manufactures, and maintains an extensive product line of aviation inspection equipment, luggage inspection solution, and explosives detection systems. These products employ a variety of advance physics techniques including X-ray, RF, high energy radiation, Ionization analyzer. The research scientist will join a research team and be responsible for product development and enhancements. Candidate will contribute his mathematics and physics knowledge to perform theoretical model and develop complex algorithm for security system. The successful candidate will be a key member of the SDA advanced development group with primary responsibilities for research and development related tasks. These will include product specifications, system modelling, algorithm development, and providing guidance to product development engineers.
Required Education and Experiences
- Ph.D. or equivalent experience; background in physics, math, computer science or related engineering or science discipline
- Strong technical writing and communication skills is required
- Work in team environment
- Lead preliminary and critical design reviews during the product development process
- Provide regular project technical status reports to management
- US Citizen or Green Card Holder
- Ability to travel up to 15-20%
Desired Education and Experiences
- Experience with volumetric image reconstruction, image and signal processing, Fourier analysis, and/or methods of machine learning is desired
- Familiarity with modern deep learning methods (eg., deep convolutional neural networks) and tools (Tensorflow, PyTorch) is preferred
- Experience with C/C++ and CUDA is desired
- Experience with Python, MATLAB, and/or R is desired
- Experience with data analysis and statistical methods is desired
- Experience developing simulations / models, monte carlo methods, methods of moments, and/or finite difference methods is desired
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:Yes, 10%
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.
Securing Your Data
Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].
Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.